Our directory covers most of the services and products you might be looking for in planning your wedding, however there are many other services that you should be aware of to help you make your special day just perfect.
Here are many wedding service providers based in Essex from places like Colchester, Harlow, Southend, Chelmsford, Grays, Braintree and Clacton, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention An Essex Wedding magazine when contacting a wedding service supplier.
County Wedding Events is delighted to announce its Signature Event at the iconic Wembley Stadium - one of the largest and best wedding shows to be held in London.
How exciting a wedding to plan for! I love to help couples ensure your wedding ceremony is bespoke to you and reflects your personalities.
I love my job, and it would be a pleasure to work closely with you to develop what you would like to evolve for your special occasion.
County Wedding Events host a number of wedding shows throughout southern England in the Spring and Autumn. Attending a show organised by County Wedding Events will help you every step of the way in your wedding planning - helping you to find the perfect wedding venue and meet the best local suppliers from across the wedding industry.
Admission to all County Wedding Events wedding shows is free and you are welcome to bring as many friends and family members along as you wish.
Personalised Wedding Gifts
Memorable presents for bride and groom.
Farrar & Tanner offer a wide range of beautiful, stylish, and thoughtful wedding gifts - many handcrafted, and all high-quality. From gift boxed fine wines and Champagnes to sleek, modern homeware and hand-blown glasses, selecting a delightful gift to spoil your favourite couple on their big day is easy. Most items can be personalised with a name, date, or special message too - creating wonderful memories that last a lifetime.
Premium in taste with an understated flamboyance. Natural botanicals, including poppy seeds from the county flower, are carefully selected to produce a smooth and sophisticated dry gin. This is a gin that is handcrafted in small batches and bursting with Essex spirit.
Our aim at The Wedding Planning Company is to help you created a classically elegant stress free wedding. We believe in the beauty of simplicity incorporating an abundance of flowers and flicking candlelight’s to create an aesthetic with a wow factor. We work with you to plan a personal wedding which tells your love story in your own way.
Some can seem old hat. Others stand the test of time. But wedding traditions are the cornerstones of a wedding day. They are what set a wedding apart from any other party. One of the things that makes a wedding day extra special. So, whilst updating wedding traditions might seem like a great idea in 2022, your decision needs careful thought and planning.
Many modern couples want to put a new spin on wedding traditions. Giving old customs new interpretations and putting their own stamp on the format of the day. Here we caught up with Liz Taylor, a luxury wedding planner of over thirty years' experience, who has seen first-hand how wedding traditions have transformed over the years. She shares her ideas on how to nod to the old, while bringing in the new. Here is Liz's guide to updating wedding traditions.... read more
Posted: 24 January 2022
Celebrating a festive proposal? Already caught the wedding planning bug? Don't want to wait two years? Having assisted couples previously with their short lead time weddings, experienced and down to earth UK wedding planner Mary Briscoe gives some food for thought if you are considering tying the knot as soon as possible.
Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ, we believe that anything is possible if you set your mind to it even planning a wedding within a few short weeks.... read more
Posted: 19 January 2022
Weddings come in all different shapes and sizes, and there are so many unique traditions that make them special in different countries. There are many customs you are likely already familiar with, such as proposing with a diamond engagement ring and throwing your bouquet on the big day. However, there are so many other interesting traditions from around the globe that you're sure to love.
New research from engagement ring retailer, Angelic Diamonds, takes us on a trip around the world to find out more about wedding traditions and costs in every corner of the globe. Today, we're taking a closer look at some of our very favourite traditions. Despite their differences, there is one thing that all these traditions have in common. They are all in place to bring luck, happiness, and love to a union between the happy couple.... read more
Posted: 14 January 2022
Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we've heard it many times before "they could relax once the speeches were given".
This anxiety of the wedding speeches affects not only the groom but also the groomsmen. Whether you enjoy public speaking or not, there's a lot of pressure on the best man to remember to thank the bride, do justice to the groom without revealing his worst stories, and crucially be funny - but not so funny you ruin the big day!
No matter how confident the bestman is, or how often they may do presentations at work, this is still a daunting task.
If you've a wedding on the horizon and need some tips, James Robinson, Marketing Manager at presentation design agency Buffalo 7 offers his top tips on incorporating a slideshow in to the speech to help with proceedings...... read more
Posted: 11 January 2022
New research by London cornerstone jewellery brand, ABELINI, has revealed that even a global pandemic can't stop romantics tying the knot, as it is revealed that 79% of Brits would be happy to get engaged in the UK.
If you're reading this after having a festive proposal at the end of 2021 - did your very own engagement location make one of the top listed?
Whether your loved one is an ocean-obsessed water sign or a glamorous city slicker who would love to be proposed to with views over the capital, here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we're loving these winners.... read more
Posted: 7 January 2022
With festive proposals accounting for 85% of all engagements, January is going to be a month where thousands of couples are discovering what planning a wedding really means! Essex based-wedding planner, Mary Briscoe, has a helpful guide for engaged couples who are embarking on their wedding planning journey.
"Where do you begin? It can feel like you are diving into a wedding abyss and knowing even where to start can seem rather daunting, especially as you have no doubt never planned such a celebration before," starts Mary.... read more
Posted: 5 January 2022
The ethical jewellery brand Ingle & Rhode have put together a guide on how to plan a sustainable wedding without compromising on that luxury feeling on your big day.
With the world becoming more environmentally conscious, a spokesperson for Ingle & Rhode said: "We're very passionate about ethical sourcing and we know through our customers that there are so many people out there who are interested in the idea of having a more sustainable wedding.
"Weddings often include a lot of single use items wrapped in plastic which of course isn't great for our environment.... read more
Posted: 3 January 2022
Seamlessly blending historic country house splendour with luxurious and contemporary décor, Down Hall is the perfect place to tie the knot. Situated in 100 acres of beautifully manicured grounds and woodlands, the 19th century Italianate mansion boasts a recently renovated West Wing, with a range of function rooms available in an array of sizes and formulations. With the option of catering for any number between two and 220 guests, dedicated bridal and groomsmen suites, as well as a wedding gazebo perfect for summer al fresco ceremonies, Down Hall has a setting to suit every vision.... read more
Posted: 21 December 2021
Very Peri, Pantone Colour of the Year 2022, is a gorgeous shade that can inspire your wedding theme and colour scheme.
The Pantone Institute says of this new hue: Displaying a carefree confidence and a daring curiosity that animates our creative spirit, inquisitive and intriguing PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri helps us to embrace this altered landscape of possibilities, opening us up to a new vision as we rewrite our lives. Rekindling gratitude for some of the qualities that blue represents complemented by a new perspective that resonates today, PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri places the future ahead in a new light.
We are living in transformative times. PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri is a symbol of the global zeitgeist of the moment and the transition we are going through. As we emerge from an intense period of isolation, our notions and standards are changing.... read more
Posted: 16 December 2021
Neil Dutta at Angelic Diamonds, a UK wedding jewellery specialist, explores why humanist weddings have seen an increase in popularity in recent years. With official guidance looking to change in the not too distant future, giving celebrants more legal power to actually marry couples - removing the need for a pre- or post-blessing registry office date - here at County Wedding Magazine HQ we think this is a trend that will continue to soar.
Neil continues....... read more
Posted: 5 November 2021